By Elizabeth J. Billies | Esquire

Taking the lead from recent legislation passed in Alaska (read all about it here), a state representative in Rhode Island has introduced legislation that would require judges to consider the welfare of the family pet in divorce cases when deciding which party should be awarded custody of the animal.  Presently, Rhode Island's divorce statute treats domestic pets no different than couches or cars.  Will Pennsylvania be next?  Read more about the proposed law here.